Meet Our Team

Helen Basili

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

LOCATION

Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130

Full address will be provided upon booking first appointment.

HOURS & ACCESS

Monday: 9:45am to 6:30pm
Tuesday: 9:45am to 6:30pm
Thursday: 9:45am to 6:30pm

REFERRAL TYPES – INCLUDING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICES (PSS)

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Adolescents
Adult Mental Health
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
General Counselling
LGBTQI
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Perinatal Natal Depression
Self Development
Trauma Recovery

CONTACT INFORMATION

helen.basili@protonmail.com
0435 630 609

About Helen

I have a particular interest in alleviating the impact of marginalisation and violence. I am driven by a profound admiration for the tenacity and resilience of my clients and my belief in the capacity of individuals to lead meaningful lives in the face of adversity.

My primary treatment approach is Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), which I augment with strategies drawn from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Trauma Therapy and Ego State Therapies such as Schema Therapy.

I have over 25 years’ experience providing counselling in hospitals, community health centres, courts and crisis lines as well as private practice.

My experience has taught me that poor mental health is often strongly related to social injustice and systemic problems rather individual factors alone. I value and welcome people from historically marginalised groups and strive to make my practice culturally-safe.

I am registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and fully accredited with the EMDR Association of Australia.

I adhere to the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s guidelines on Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients.

In addition to counselling, I provide supervision to social workers, case managers and other professionals in the social services’ field. I have a pro bono supervision service for Black-identified and/or Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals.